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2017 Ch. Meyney St Estephe

2017 Ch. Meyney St Estephe

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92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2017 Ch. Meyney St Estephe
92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2020. This is a classic St Estephe and exceptional value for the price. Rather like a top estate, it is sourced from the property's own single block – in which a relatively high proportion of Petit Verdot can provide an extra complexity of musk and leather with age. Thanks to ambitious investment and ownership, this wine benefits from up to date equipment such as optical grape sorting under the expert eye of winemaking consultant Hubert de Bouärd. This is a succulent and serious Cabernet-led Bordeaux to decant on arrival or age further in cellar. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2020.

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$60.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot

Its Origins

The 51 hectare Left Bank, Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau Meyney is one large, single plot, which is unusual for such a big vineyard. Situated close to Chateau Montrose and not far from Chateau Phelan Segur, the gravel and sand based terroir of Chateau Meyney has a large streak of blue clay close to three meters thick, that resides underneath the gravel and sand, top soil. The vineyard of Chateau Meyney is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Those vines represent a change in the Chateau Meyney vineyard. Previously, there was some Cabernet Franc planted in their Medoc vineyard. Those vines were removed and more Merlot was added to the vineyard in its place. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 9,000 vines per hectare. The vines are on between 35 and 40 years old. However, they old vines that are close to 100 years of age. To produce the wine of Chateau Meyney, vinification takes place in traditional, temperature controlled, cement vats that vary in size. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The wine is aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for between 18 and 24 months

What The Critics Say

92-93/100 James Suckling

"This is very nicely done with a lithe yet structured core of dark fruit and round, juicy tannins. Medium to full body, a driven line of acidity and a long finish."

92/100 Decanter, Jane Anson

"This is more proof of the consistency of Meyney. It has clear oak finessing, well held together with a cinnamon dusting and white pepper spicing, giving a gourmet edge with its own character. This feels finessed, contemporary and accomplished; a pretty complete package. This perhaps doesn't quite have the generosity of 2016, as the tannins are a little more tightly-drawn, but this is still good. Retasted several times and it stands out for its quality. Harvested 15 September to 5 October. Hubert de Boüard is consultant, with Anne Le Naour technical director." Drink 2024 - 2036

90-92/100 Vinous, Neil Martin

"The 2017 Meyney has a clean and fresh bouquet with blackberry and raspberry fruit mingling with cedar and light cigar humidor aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe tannin and a fine bead of acidity. I find this surprisingly juicy in style that probably belies the structure underneath. This will be one of the more approachable Saint-Estèphe wines in this vintage, but one that I find well made. Drink 2020 - 2035

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2039

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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